Heavy Metal
Release: August 07, 1981
Release: August 07, 1981

Based on the stories and comics featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, the movie tells stories involving a glowing green orb (called the Loc-Nar). It goes through various times, places, planets and many characters: including a smart ass cab driver, a nerd who becomes a King, a criminal, a soldier, dope-head aliens and a female warrior named Taarna. Directed by various animations directors this film is radically different from what many American animation directors were making at that time. Stories included violence, sex, & drugs normally not in your every day animated feature. The soundtrack included many popular rock artist including Devo, Sammy Hagar, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Journey, Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, and many more.

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Loknar: "[Den and Katharine fly off, ending the second story. the Loc-Nar breaks out of the scepter] Even when someone has the strength to discard me, my power is not diminished. [the orb rises through the air and into a space station. a hand picks it up off the floor] Someone always finds me. [the third story, "Captain Sternn" begins]"
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Co-Pilot (segment "B-17"): "[Holden opens up the door, when suddenly, he looked down and saw a zombie lunging his shoulders and screams into pain]"
Pilot (segment "B-17"): "What the hell is happening back there? [takes off his headphones] Oh, Shit!"
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Pilot (segment "B-17"): "Holden, are you okay?"
Co-Pilot (segment "B-17"): "[he gets up inside the plane] Y-Yeah. Yeah, I-I'm... I'm coming back, Skip."
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Narrator: "[last lines] And the spirit of Taarna is transferred across the universe to a new Defender. And the power of evil is contained for another generation. And a new Taarakian is born to protect the next."
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Loknar: "[Taarna flies over the volcano and begins her self-sacrifice. she uses the energy from her warrior lineage and her golden sword to destroy the Loc-Nar] Taarna, do not sacrifice yourself. You cannot destroy me."
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Loknar: "[the first story, "Harry Canyon" ends] You've had your first lesson, young one. My evil corrupts the most innocent. I've chosen you because you possess powers you do not yet understand. Look again. Look deep into me. In some worlds, I'm worshiped as God. [the second story, "Den" begins]"
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Loknar: "[Hanover's hand rots away while it holds the orb] Very few escape my grasp. [the sky cuts to a group of army planes] Even in death, my powers continue. [the fourth story, "B-17" begins]"
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Edsel: "[about the robot] Uh, typical robot. The first Earth chick we see in 10 years and he has to make a play for her."
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Ard: "I am Ard... Supreme Leader of the Revolution and Next Ruler of the World."
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Barbarian Leader: "[the leader emerges from the Loc-Nar's evil/lava ooze, deformed and sinister] Death. Death! Death to all who oppose us!"
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Edsel: "[completely wasted from Nyborg] I think... you're coming in a little high, man."
Zeks: "[wasted from Nyborg, but more lucid] Look, man, if there's one thing I know, it's how to drive while I'm stoned. It's like you know your perspective's fucked so you just let your hands work the controls as if you were straight."
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Queen: "Neverwhere is a troubled land. Your great strength has brought peace to my restless body. It can bring great peace to all the troubled people of this land."
Den: "[voiceover] I knew I was good. But I didn't know I was that good."
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Stern: "[repeated line to his lawyer] It's all right, Charlie. I've got an angle."
Lawyer: "But the most we can hope for is to get you buried in secrecy so your grave don't get violated!"
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Loknar: "[the fifth story, "So Beautiful, So Dangerous" ends. the space station fades away] My stories are almost over. I have chosen you because you are the future who could destroy me. With your death, I break the chain for all time. Look into me, one final time. See my evil destroy your race. Then prepare to die. [the final story, "Taarna" begins]"
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Harry Canyon: "[about the redhead] Pretty but dumb. Even though she was gonna kill me, I kinda felt sorry for her. She was okay, just a little greedy. As for me, I put it down as a two-day ride with one hell of a tip."
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Desk Sergeant: "Before you go any further, pal, I gotta tell ya it's cash up front. A thousand bucks a day for a full investigation, another thou' if the assailant is caught. Do you understand?"
Harry Canyon: "Yeah. Hey, here's a dollar. Thanks for nothin'."
Desk Sergeant: "Think you can do better?... Punk."
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Girl (segment "Grimaldi"): "[the astronaut comes home with a grey box. he is greeted by his daughter] What did you bring me?"
Grimaldi: "You'll see. [the astronaut goes into the parlor. his daughter follows]"
Girl (segment "Grimaldi"): "[she runs after him] Wait, wait for me. What is it?"
Loknar: "[the astronaut opens the box and a green orb rises out. it hovers in front of him for a second, then destroys his body in a gooey mass of flesh and bone. it evaporates quickly into nothing. the orb confronts the girl] Do not try to escape."
Loknar: "You are in my control. Look at me: I am the sum of all evils. Look carefully. My power infests all times, all galaxies, all dimensions. But many still seek me out; a green jewel they must possess. But see how I destroy their lives. [the screen cuts to the first story]"
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Barbarian Leader: "[gloating over Taarna, who is bound naked to a torture rack] So this is the Taarakian. Somehow, I thought it would be more difficult to capture a Taarakian."
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Hanover Fiste: "[about Stern] He never did... anything that was... illegal... [pauses] Unless you count all the times he sold dope disguised as a nun."
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Narrator: "[first lines] A shadow shall fall over the universe, and evil will grow in its path, and death will come from the skies."
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